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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Torrey Pines High School is a top rated, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,444 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Torrey Pines High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1330
619 responses
Average ACT
30
494 responses
AP Enrollment
74%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$159,766
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,595
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,001,660
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Art show
    10%
  • Theatre
    9%
  • Football, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, surfin
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,444
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,928/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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Torrey Pines has strong academics, vibrant school spirit, and lots of options for its students to grow as an intellectual and individual. While at TP, I got to challenge myself with AP classes, but also explore my interests in art, sports, and clubs; Attending a school with 2000+ people does come with many opportunities. Not only are there plenty of ways to get involved, but Torrey Pines is also home to many diverse and brilliant students. The culture at TP is welcoming, thanks particularly to the Pals program, and hosts a variety of school events; from pep rally's before big games to the awesome school dances, Torrey truly has it all. If you are looking for a classic high school experience, this is the school for you.

One pitfall of being at a school so big is that whenever I try to reach my counselor it is a very difficult process. They are never in, and getting an appointment takes forever. However, the teachers at Torrey are very involved, so it somewhat balances itself out.
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Torrey Pines high is a school that offers many different opportunities. They have a countless amount of sports teams and many different clubs. It is an inclusive environment for everyone. The staff help students when they need it and prepare students for the years ahead in college. The Resources available are excellent. They sports equipment and facilities available are also excellent. We recently opened our new Performing Arts centre which has an extremely large main stage and proscenium, with a black box right next to it for smaller shows. The environment at sports games is extremely fun to be in. I must say being involved in a sport is extremely fun and inclusive. The faculty are good people who want the best for their students. Overall my experience at Torrey Pines has been an enjoyable one.
Overall the school was great for me. As far as diversity it’s mostly Whites and Asians, very few Hispanics. The principal and the school is very focused on sports and academics, because fo that arts are somewhat pushed aside. However, there is something for everyone so I would recommend going to TPHS!